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Understanding standing and embracing other cultures is a key part of creating an inclusive workplace free of bias and stereotypes. This course provides an overview of the Mexican holiday – Cinco de Mayo. People outside Mexico often mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence, which was declared more than a half century before the Battle of Puebla.
Ethics concern an individual's moral judgments about right and wrong. Decisions taken within an organization may be made by individuals or groups, but whoever makes them will be influenced by the culture of the company. One area of concern within many organizations is the gathering of competitive information. Collecting information about your competitors makes good business sense. However, you must do so in an ethical and reasonable way. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. If you ever find yourself in this situation, it helps to know how to act.
New Micro-Learning! Making assumptions and perpetuating stereotypes about someone based on their religion or their religious clothing does not lead to an inclusive or respectful workplace. People often have different religious practices based upon their faith. Some of these practices include wearing something like a crucifix. For others, it means wearing a piece of attire such as a hijab. Today’s inclusive and respectful workplace culture means that the ability to practice your religion is open to you.
New Micro-Learning! When the holiday season comes around, many people - by default - wish others a "Merry Christmas." But for people who don’t celebrate Christmas, this can feel disrespectful... and even rude. As we are seeking to create a respectful and inclusive workplace culture for everyone, part of that means recognizing that people celebrate different religions and come from different cultures and backgrounds.
New Micro-Learning! There are still many stereotypes and prejudices about LGBTQ+ people - and this can often make it hard to come to work depending upon the attitudes and behaviors of co-workers. While religious beliefs about the LGBTQ+ community varies, what is important is that within the workplace, we provide a respectful environment for all workers.
New Micro-Learning! People with disabilities live normal, happy lives and most of the time are very independent and self-sufficient. Don’t offend someone by assuming that they cannot do something or that they have to have your help, rather be willing to offer if it is desired. These stereotypes often lead to bias. Embracing our differences… as well accepting each other… are key components to creating a respectful and inclusive workplace where we all want to participate… and stay!
New Micro-Learning! Unpredictable times call for unprecedented leadership. During times of intense fluidity, employees, team members and associates are all looking for their leaders to set the tone. They need to feel inspired and motivated to navigate the unknown. They need to know their leaders have their backs and are ready for what's next! Most importantly, they need to trust that their leaders are beside them - every step of the way.
New Micro-Learning! Change! How many of us really like it? We all know it is part of life – part of the workplace. But with change comes stress and uncertainty. Many of us are feeling (or have felt) the impact of working remotely during the pandemic. We’ve been asked to social distance for months and we are all feeling the lack of real co-worker interaction.
We've taken ten of our best-selling discussion cards and created a pack of powerful, poignant and easy-to-use triggers for getting diversity, equity and inclusion conversations started! Each of the ten cards provides a simple model along with thought-provoking questions on various topics that will drive team cohesiveness. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement, performance management or as a conversation generator.
New Micro-Learning! Returning to the office raises a lot of questions. It’s everyone’s job to make sure we create a workplace that is safe and respectful! During these trying times, communication will go a long way towards reducing fear and unfounded rumor/gossip. As we progress, you might see new changes. New policies. New procedures implemented within our workplace.
New Micro-Learning! Using good judgement and good hygiene – while following organizational policies – can help prevent the spread of workplace sickness - without upsetting others. Refusing to shake hands can be dicey - even uncomfortable. There is definitely a right way to maintain respect while adhering to social distancing policies.
New Micro-Learning! Gossip has no place in the workplace. Assumptions and gossip can lead to bigger issues – discrimination and even harassment. Using good judgement and good hygiene can help prevent the spread of workplace sickness - without discriminating against others based on what we might perceive as fact.
New Micro-Learning! Biases and stereotypes based on national origin or heritage can lead to unfounded and negative comments and actions that can ruin relationships and reputations. This type of harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated in our organization!
Diversity and inclusion dynamics are the positive or negative reactions that occur when dimensions of diversity, such as culture, experience, and expectations, come together. An “Oh?” moment occurs when “difference makes a difference!” In other words, it occurs when diversity and inclusion dynamics impact our relationships, behavior, or understanding of a situation.
Harassment and discrimination are probably two of the most well known legal issues managers face. Unfortunately, they are also the two areas where managers can get themselves into the most trouble. Even with all the publicity on this topic in the media, many managers are not aware of their responsibilities regarding harassment and discrimination This course covers critical information on the things you need to be aware of in terms of how harassment and discrimination impacts you, as a manager, on a daily basis.
New Micro-Learning! Having a diverse workplace is very important. But until we are inclusive – meaning that we truly include and respect others - we are wasting an opportunity to leverage the power of that diversity. We can make assumptions (and stereotypes) about people based on their age… like younger people will be much better at embracing and using technology when compared to those that are older.
New Micro-Learning! Bias refers to negative or positive assumptions usually applied to groups of people. Bias can be persistent, harmful and/or unequal treatment of an individual based on a characteristic they possess or beliefs about a group with which they are identified. When we think about other people, we need to be aware of how bias may come into play. This is particularly true when the same behavior is seen as positive or negative depending upon if the person is a man or a woman.
New Micro-Learning! When we meet new people, we can be unfamiliar with how to pronounce their names. But what happens when we let someone’s name interfere with our judgment? When we make decisions - like hiring - based on just a name of a candidate, we definitely exhibit bias. We should instead look not for culture fit but for a culture add – what can a person bring to the team.
The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between stressors. As a result, the person becomes overworked, and stress-related tension builds.
New Micro-Learning! New to working remotely? Most of us have been conditioned to work and focus because of outside constraints. Meetings force us to adhere to certain schedules, office hours dictate our start and end time and a manager’s watchful eye usually keeps our daily Netflix reviews to a minimum. Once on your own, you may find yourself floundering a bit to stay productive.